Frequently Asked Questions

What schools will Candelas students attend?
Candelas is a new home community situated within the Jefferson County R-1 School District. Students from any residential development within Candelas will attend: Meiklejohn Elementary School, 13405 W. 83rd Pl., Arvada; Wayne Carle Middle School, 10200 W. 100th Ave., Westminster; and Ralston Valley Senior High School, 13355 W. 80th Ave., Arvada.

We’re relocating. Is Candelas close to all that Colorado has to offer?
Candelas is perfectly situated for the exciting and healthy Colorado lifestyle. Located minutes from Boulder, Golden and downtown Denver, Candelas enjoys access to great shopping, dining, entertainment and educational opportunities. Best of all, Candelas is located adjacent to the Rocky Mountain foothills and thousands of acres of recreational hiking and biking trails. Candelas also puts you closer to world-class skiing and other mountain recreation located throughout the I-70 corridor.

What are the community amenities?
Candelas offers a wealth of on-site amenities. A total of 13.5 miles of trails meander all throughout the community for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The community is designed so that each and every home is no more than a half-mile from one of our parks. Our parks offer tot lots, multi-purpose turf fields, playgrounds, climbing boulders and fitness stations. Our two Candelas Swim & Fitness Clubs offer pools, barbecue areas, fitness rooms and gathering spaces. There’s also a community garden, proposed on-site Jeffco public high school as well as a future Town Center offering shopping, dining and entertainment.

What makes Candelas so innovative in terms of green living?
Many things. For starters, all homes are Energy Star™ certified. The majority of homes are built with solar panels as a standard feature, and every new home is built solar-ready from the ground up, making conversion to solar power at a later time simple. Renewable energy throughout the community includes solar-powered street lights and signage, and solar- and geothermal-powered LEED-certified recreation centers. There’s also the Sustainability Trust, which allocates funding to homeowners who purchased a home not built with a renewable energy system but desire to add a renewable energy option to their home in the future.

Which homebuilders are at Candelas?
Leading local and national homebuilders are at Candelas, including Century Communities, Lennar Homes, Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, TRI Pointe Homes and Village Homes. There are also semi-custom and custom homebuilders crafting luxury residences.

What types of homes are at Candelas?
A wide variety of homes at Candelas will appeal to all kinds of buyers. These include single-family detached homes, Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) homes, luxury homes, low-maintenance patio homes as well as townhomes, and condominiums.

What can you tell me about the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge?
Created after the largest and most successful environmental cleanup in history, Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge represents a remarkable Colorado milestone. For decades, the center of Rocky Flats was home to a manufacturing plant supporting America’s nuclear program. But in the mid-2000s, following a massive 10-year cleanup project costing more than $7 billion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), surrounding cities and all other representative authorities gave approval to transform the area into protected open space. Due to a lack of federal government funding, the refuge is not yet open to the public. That will soon change, however, as Colorado recently announced plans for bike and pedestrian trails connecting Rocky Flats to other open spaces. Candelas is situated in Arvada, more than 1.3 miles from where the Rocky Flats facility once stood, and the two locations are separated by thousands of acres of protected open space.  Please visit for more information about Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

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